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Vaclav Nelhybel

Instrumental Music : Large Ensemble

Aegean Modes

(The Ars Nova Library of Youth Ensemble Music)
Orchestra, music for youth. Agean Modes was composed with young players in mind. In its contrasting movements, AEOLIAN and DORIAN, technical demands are minimal for all instruments;violins and violas play unison in first position. Yet, the composition is structured and orchestrated in such a manner as to offer young players a challenge that they can master and, at the same time, be a vehicle for making exciting music.  


Aegean Modes

ProductPrice
Full Score, Set of Parts: Woodwinds 2222, Brass 4331, Timp., Perc., Harp, Strings 44332$44.00
Full Score$4.00
Extra Set of String Parts 11111$40.00

Agitato

String Orchestra, String Quartet, Piano, music for youth
(The Ars Nova Library of Youth Ensemble Music)

AGITATO is a strongly expressed song without words, a dialogue between the solo piano and the string quartet, intensified by the string orchestra. All strings can play in the first position except a few notes in the third position in the contrabass part. The piano part is somewhat more difficult than that of the strings.

Agitato

ProductPrice
Full Score, String Orchestra Part: 44332, Piano$49.80
Full Score$8.00
Piano Part$3.30
One Set of String Quartet Parts$5.00
One Set of all other parts$33.50

Polyphonies for Orchestra

Orchestra

Polyphonies for Orchestra

ProductPrice
Full Score, Set of Parts: 3 Flutes, Piccolo, 3 Oboes, English Horn, 4 Bassoons, 3 Clarinets, Bass Clarinet, 4 Horns, 4 Trumpets, 3 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Piano, 5 Percussion, Strings 66664$300.00
Full Score$20.00
Set of Parts$280.00
Extra Set of String Parts 11111$30.00

Russian Chant and Dance

Chant is based on Bylina, one of the oldest Russian epic songs that tells of the heroic events of early Russia.  Dance is based on a theme conceived in the style and spirit of Russian dances which are a mixture of nostalgia and joy, peasant vigor and exuberance.

Russian Chant and Dance

ProductPrice
Score and Set of Parts$76.80
Parts, Complete Set$55.80
One Full Score$21.00

Slavonic Triptych

Orchestra, music for youth
(The Ars Nova Library of Youth Music)
SLAVONIC TRIPTYCH utilizes a central idea of providing musical ideas that remain exciting for young players while not overreaching the students abilities. Rhythmic development with exceptional harmonic coloring are explored providing early players an adventurous wandering through worlds of sound.

Slavonic Triptych

ProductPrice
Full Score, Set of Parts: Woodwinds 2222, Brass 4331, Timp., Perc., Harp, Strings 44332$50.00
Full Score$12.00
Set of Parts$38.00
25 Extra Set of String Parts 11111$5.00

Instrumental Music : Small Ensemble

Cantus et Ludus

Piano Solo, 17 Winds, Contrabass, Percussion

Cantus et Ludus

ProductPrice
Full Score$15.00
Full Set of Instrumental Parts (including Piano)$75.00
Full Score, Full Set of Instrumental Parts (including Piano)$90.00
Piano Part only$10.00

Concertino for 12 Percussion and 2 Pianoforte

12 Percussion (Xylophone 1, Xylophone 2, Marimba 1, Marimba 2, Vibraphone, Bells 1, Bells 2, Chimes 1, Chimes 2, Tom-Toms, Bass Drum, Timpani) and 2 Pianoforte

Concertino for 12 Percussion and 2 Pianoforte

ProductPrice
Full Score, Set of 12 Percussion and 2 Pianoforte Parts$95.00
Full Score, No Parts$12.00

Instrumental Music : Solo

Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra

Trombone Solo with Symphony Orchestra Accompaniment

Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra

ProductPrice
Full Score, Trombone Solo, Set of Parts: Woodwinds 3332, Brass 4331, Timp., 3 Perc., String Quartet, Strings 44332$112.00
Full Score$25.00
Solo Trombone Part$2.50
Full Set of Parts$87.00
Extra Set of String Parts 11111$12.50
Trombone Solo with Piano Accompaniment$16.00

Dialogues

Piano Solo with Band Accompaniment

Dialogues

ProductPrice
Full Score, Piano Score, Full Set of Band Parts$82.00
Extra Full Score$9.00
Extra Piano Score$5.00
Extra Full Set of Band Parts$68.00

Vaclav Nelhybel (b. 1919, d. 1996)
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The Official Vaclav Nelhybel website, maintained by Dorothea Nelhybel, with a complete bibliography of works and recordings, is located at the University of Scranton website.

Internationally renowned composer and conductor Vaclav Nelhybel was born in Polanka, Czechoslovakia on September 24, 1919. He studied musicology at Prague University and the University of Fribourg and composition and conducting at the Conservatory of Music in Prague. He began his career in 1939 as a conductor at Radio Prague and the City Theater of Prague, Czechoslovakia. After World War II, he was named conductor and composer in residence at Swiss Radio and lecturer at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. From 1950 to 1957 he was musical director at Radio Free Europe in Munich, Germany. He guest conducted such European orchestras as the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Geneva; Munich Philharmonic Orchestra; and the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra. In 1984 he conducted, as part of Australia's bicentennial celebration, a special work he composed for chorus and symphony orchestra

Nelhybel emigrated to the United States in 1957 and became a U.S. citizen in 1962. He became an important figure on the musical scene in America, contributing through his expertise in both conducting and composing. His contribution to the field of music education in his adopted country is especially noteworthy. His devotion and dedication to the creation of quality literature for wind ensembles in U.S. colleges and high schools raised the level of musical experience for budding and accomplished musicians alike. Few have figured so importantly in so many young musician's lives.

Nelhybel's all-consuming dedication to music is revealed in personal statements regarding his art: "I compose because that is me, that is what I am. The only answer I have is that it is the best means for me to manifest my existence as a human being." In the epilogue from his published choral and orchestra work, Let There Be Music, he has provided the following description of the power and position of music in his life and, perhaps, in all our lives: "Let Music speak for me the last kind words forgotten in the haste of living. With music, then, let me return to peace, at last. Let there be music of dreams, music of hope, music of joy, music of life. Music of Peace."

Creation of music was the motivating force in Nelhybel's life. His constant drive to write music left little time to consider publication. Upon the completion of a work, the inspiration for the creation of a new work would arise, demanding release, becoming the center of his creative attention

At the time of his death on March 22, 1996, at the age of 76, Nelhybel was the composer-in-residence at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. Among his awards and honors are four honorary degrees in music from American Universities, including a degree from the University of Scranton in 1985

Among Nelhybel's over 600 compositions, more than 400 are published, including orchestral works, operas, wind ensemble works, and solo and small ensemble compositions. His unpublished works for orchestra, band, chorus, and a variety of other ensembles will become available as they are published by ARS NOVA MUSIC™, a division of ARS NOVA PRESS®. Over a period of time, this will make available to the public the incredible variety of creations by this inspired musical genius.

Many of the Composers published by Ars Nova Press® have numerous publications available from other publishing houses. Although these works are not available from Ars Nova Press®, we have compiled a list of these publications in an effort to promote our composers and their works.

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